Sharecropping agricultural development: the potential for GSO- government cooperation
In their attempts to assist peasant farmers left unattended by government agricultural programs, grassroots support organizations (GSOs) have developed new approaches to agricultural technology development and extension that make beneficiaries co-partners in the search for solutions. After discussing the strengths and weaknesses of agricultural programs offered by the public and GSO sectors operating in isolation, the article uses examples from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Chile to suggest that certain types of collaboration between the two sectors could increase the effectiveness of both. After examining four types of relationships agricultural GSOs are developing with public agencies, the article concludes by looking at how donor policies might influence this new dialogue. -from Author
Bebbington, A., "Sharecropping agricultural development: the potential for GSO- government cooperation" (1991). Geography. 557.